Texas A&M suspends one, dismisses another after weekend marijuana arrest
J.J. Caldwell has been dismissed and Jay Jay Chandler has been suspended after a drug arrest
According to the Dallas Morning News, he and Caldwell were charged with possession of marijuana and Caldwell was also given a citation for speeding. In a statement, Texas A&M announced that penalties were a result of an unspecified violation of school policy. The arrests came just hours after the Aggies' 85-74 win against Kentucky on Saturday night, a game which saw Chandler play five minutes in a reserve role.
A highly touted recruit from the Houston area, Caldwell missed the 2016-17 season because of academics and then was suspended for the first four games of this season for a violation of team rules. In total, he played in 16 games with five starts prior to his dismissal.
Chandler has played in 24 of A&M's 25 games and averaged 11.4 minutes per game.
These dismissals are the latest in a series of disappointing developments derailing a much-hyped 2017-18 season for Texas A&M. Ranked in the preseason Top 25 and picked No. 3 in the SEC heading into the season, the Aggies have been banged up for much of the season and now face depth issues heading into March in the backcourt.
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